SIA RU000036, Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary, Correspondence Registers, 1865-1873, 1883-1912


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These registers record incoming correspondence. Letters entered in the registers were also abstracted briefly, and occasionally the abstract is the only version of the letter available.


Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration

Other title

Letters Received Registers


  • Bound indexes referring to register numbers as follows: 1870, 1873, 1874-1876, 1883-1886, circa 1887-1894.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.


Chronologic. There are four series of register numbers represented in existing register books: one which was in operation in 1865; a second which began and ended in 1873; a third which began in 1879, but which is first represented in these register books in 1883 and ends in 1894; and a fourth which began in 1895

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1865
  • 1865-1912
  • 1865-1873, 1883-1912


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA RU000036

Physical description

7.5 cu. ft. (22 bound volumes)